Crispy Healthy Peach Recipe: How to Make It

From peach pie to peach crumb bars, peaches are the perfect fruit for baking. They’re naturally tender and sweet, loaded with health benefits, and pair beautifully with a variety of flavors.

The only problem? Many peach desserts, while delicious, contain a lot of sugar along with the peaches. If you’re looking for a better option for you, our healthy peach crackers will do the trick. This recipe allows the flavor of the peach to shine through, while also creating the perfect balance of texture between soft fruit and a crunchy texture.

What makes this recipe healthy?

While peach crisp is a simple dessert that can be put together, most recipes call for a lot of sugar, along with butter, flour, and sometimes cornstarch. This recipe uses the natural sugars and flavor in the peaches, using a good maple syrup and a little cinnamon to enhance the flavor of the fruit. The oat topping is made with whole-wheat flour instead of regular flour, along with a small amount of butter and extra maple syrup to hold it together.

Just make sure you choose pure maple syrup instead of the sweet option.

Crunchy healthy peach recipe

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  • 7 whole peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon


  • 1-1/2 cups of oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 4 tablespoons of maple syrup


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Step 1: Prepare the fruit filling

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease an 8″ x 8″ baking dish. In a large bowl, mix the peach slices, maple syrup, flour, and cinnamon together. Pour into the baking dish.

Step 2: Make the decorations

In same large mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, and cinnamon. Pour the melted butter and maple syrup over the top. Use a fork to mix until a streusel mixture forms.

Step 3: Lay on top of the fruit and bake

Pour the crunchy topping over the fruit. Pat gently. Bake the peaches, crispy, for 28 to 30 minutes, until the surface is crisp and the fruit is tender. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, non-dairy ice cream, or Greek yogurt.

Tips for preparing healthy crunchy peaches

Healthy peach crunchMolly Allen for a taste of home

Should you refrigerate crunchy peaches?

no need! If you have any leftovers, cover the baking dish with plastic wrap or foil and keep the crunchy on the counter for up to 2 days. If you want to keep leftovers longer, move them to the refrigerator for up to five days.

What light sides can you pair with this crunchy peach?

While a scoop of vanilla ice cream is a classic pairing, there are lighter options to choose from. A spoonful of plain, vanilla, or even peach Greek yogurt would make a great pairing. You can also choose to add non-dairy ice cream options, make your own coconut ice cream using coconut milk or enjoy peach crunch on its own.

Can you make this peach crunchy vegan?

Peach crackers can easily be made vegan by substituting regular melted butter for vegan butter. Then choose a vegetable topping to serve with.

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